RIDI gathers disability confident recruiters at Pioneers Event as RIDI Awards open

Leaders in disability inclusion are gathering to hear from inspirational RIDI Award-winners and speakers from organisations leading the way in disability confident recruitment at DWF Law, today (Tuesday 9 July).

The RIDI Pioneers Event organised by the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI) welcomes those individuals and organisations recognised by RIDI as leaders in delivering disability confidence, as well as those interested in learning about the RIDI network.

The event features speakers from charity Whizz Kidz, RIDI’s gold partner Amazon, and award-winners Marsham Court Hotel as well as the Clear Company, followed by a RIDI Executive Board Q&A, and networking opportunities with the RIDI Pioneers Community.

RIDI Chair and Government Disability Access Ambassador for the Recruitment Sector Kate Headley says:

“There is a recruitment revolution taking place, with RIDI leading the way in increasing disability confidence in the workplace. We’re delighted to be hosting another face-to-face get-together for the RIDI Pioneer Community, as we know our members get so much from sharing their progress and disability confidence journeys in such a supportive environment.”

Tamsin McCarthy Diversity & Inclusion Manager at DWF Law, hosts of the event, says:

“The insight shared by Whizz Kidz, the RIDI Award-winners and the RIDI Pioneers is so inspirational. Sharing best practice is crucial for improving diversity and inclusion in the workplace as it helps organisations learn from the experiences of others, provides different viewpoints, and can help to save time and resources. 

“RIDI is leading the way in encouraging organisations to invest in and improve their disability confidence. DWF is proud to support events like this where organisations come together to showcase and celebrate their innovative work in the knowledge that sharing best practice will ultimately benefit us all by creating greater diversity in the wider workforce.”

Launch of the RIDI Awards 2024

The event also celebrates the launch of the RIDI Awards 2024, and the call for nominations.

Nominations will remain open until Monday 30 September, with the winners announced at the awards ceremony on 5 December.

RIDI’s new Chair of Judges Maria Grazia Zedda says: 

“Each year the achievements of the RIDI Award winners not only celebrate inclusivity, but also reaffirm the power of embracing diversity within the workforce. I’m looking forward to seeing just what can be achieved by organisations of all sizes when they commit to creating more inclusive workplaces for disabled talent, and us all.”


The awards are free to enter. To find out more about how to submit your nominations visit: https://ridi.org.uk/ridi-awards/

Follow @RIDI_org #RIDIPioneers #RIDIawards #InclusionRevolution